Library card

JAMK Library is open to all. Your library card is personal and free of charge. By giving your personal information to the Library’s customer register you agree to follow JAMK Library’s rules.

JAMK students:

  • Your information is transferred automatically from the Peppi system to the Library customer register.
  • If you use Tuudo, you can activate your Tuudo library card immediately, without visiting the Library.
  • You do not necessarily need a separate library card.
  • You can activate as your JAMK Library card also your JAMKO student card, Keski Libraries card, Jyväskylä University Library card or you can get a new library card from our Library.
  • Update your contact information in Peppi and it will be transferred to the library system.
  • The library card is personal.
  • Remember to add your library card to the Janet Finna online library.

Other customers:

  • You can activate as your JAMK Library card also your Keski Libraries card, Jyväskylä University Library card or you can get a new library card from our Library.
  • You always have to activate your library card in person in the Library.
  • You need to bring an ID with a photograph with you.
  • The library card is personal.
  • Please inform the Library directly about changes in contact information or if you lose your library card.
  • Remember to add your library card to the Janet Finna online library.
 

Self-service Library

JAMK, University of Jyväskylä, Gradia and POKE students and staff are allowed to use the Main Library’s, Lutakko Library’s and Tarvaala Library's facilities and materials outside the Library’s customer service hours.

Access the self-service library with your library card.

Please check customer service and self-service hours and guidance on Self-service Library.

 

Online payment

You can pay your overdue fines online. Payment service is provided by Paytrail Plc. For further information, please check instructions.

 

Borrowing and returning

  • You can borrow material by using the self-service machines or at the Library's customer service desk.
  • You can return your loans to any JAMK Library unit, excluding night and weekend short loans, which must be returned to the same library unit where they were borrowed.
  • When the Library is closed, you can return your loans to a book drop box at the Main Library. The Main Library drop box is located next to door F.
  • The loan limit is 20 items for other than JAMK, JYU, Gradia and POKE students and staff.

Borrowing rules in brief (pdf)

Overdue and unreturned loans, borrowing block

We send out overdue notices for overdue loans by e-mail. We collect fines on items that are returned or renewed after their due date.

  • If you have 10 € or more in overdue fines, you will be blocked from borrowing.
  • The borrowing block is removed when you return all the overdue loans and pay all the overdue fines.
  • The maximum amount for overdue fines is 50 €.
  • The Library will send an invoice for unreturned loans approximately one month after the beginning of the borrowing block.

If you have lost your borrowed items, see the information on replacement fees on the Library's service fees below.

 

Loan periods

You can see the loan periods in our online catalogue Janet.

Reference books: can be borrowed for one night or over the weekend (from Friday to Monday). Reference books have to be returned to the library unit where they were borrowed. Reference books in the Main Library cannot be borrowed home.

  • Books 28 days
  • Course books 14 days
  • Magazines and journals 14 days
  • Theses 28 days
  • Movies, educational videos, CD- & DVD-ROMs, audiovisual material 28 days
  • CD-recordings 28 days
  • Sheet music 60 days
  • Scores 28 days

    Reference books can be borrowed for one night and over the weekend. Reference books have to be returned to the library in which they were borrowed. Reference books in the Main Library cannot be borrowed home.

Follow the advance notices

An advance notice will be sent to your e-mail address reminding you of the approaching due dates of your loans. Remember to keep track of the due dates yourself because you will have to pay the overdue fines even if you do not receive the notice.

 

Renew

You can renew your loans in Janet, by e-mail or phone or in the Library either by using our self-service machines or at the customer service desk during service hours.

  • Course books, magazines and journals can be renewed for six months from the borrowing date, other materials for one year.
  • You cannot renew a reserved item.
  • You cannot renew reference books.
 

Reserve

Reservations are picked up from a self-service shelf where the customer’s name can be seen connected to the reserved material. If you do not want your reservation in the self-service shelf, please contact the Library’s customer service. You can pick up your reservation also from the customer service desk, but only during the Library’s customer service hours. More information in the Library's customer registers.

 

  • You will get a notice via e-mail when your reservation has arrived for you to pick up. You can also check the status of your reservation in Janet.
  • Pick up reserved course books within three days and other reservations within one week after you have received the arrival notice. If you do not pick up a reserved item in time, your reservation will expire.
 

Service fees

At JAMK libraries, the accepted methods of payment are debit, credit and Visa Electron cards.

Overdue fines can also be paid online.

[We have stopped accepting cash payments in the Main Library, Lutakko Library and Tarvaala Library on 1st September 2018 and in Music Campus Library on 11th March 2020.]

Overdue fines

  • Daily fee 0,30 € / weekday / item
  • Course books 5 € / item
  • Magazines and journals 5 € / item
  • Night and weekend loans 5 € / item

You will be blocked from borrowing when you have 10 € or more in fines.
The maximum amount for overdue fines is 50 € and it has to be paid as a single payment.

Replacement fees

The customer is responsible for compensating for a lost or damaged item. The item is compensated either by bringing an equivalent item to the Library or by paying a replacement fee. DVDs cannot be replaced with equivalent copies. The replacement fee is case-specific and determined according to the purchase price of the lost item. The replacement fee will not be returned to you even if you later find the item you have lost.

Other fees

  • Item repair fee 5 €
  • A new library card to replace a lost one 3 €
  • Address inquiry when an invoice is sent back to us undelivered from the post office with the message “Unknown” 2 €


Administrative handling fees for invoicing:
20 €, when invoicing 1-3 books
40 €, when invoicing 4-10 books
50 €, when invoicing over 10 books

Copying

 

1-sided

2-sided

A4 black-and-white

0,10 €

0,20 €

A4 in colour

0,50 €

1 €

A3 black-and-white

0,20 €

0,40 €

A3 in colour

1 €

2 €

 

 

 

Information service

 

JAMK’s staff

Other customers

Information retrievals: domestic databases

10 € / hour

20 € / hour

Information retrievals: foreign databases

30 € / hour

50 € / hour

Open database instruction

free of charge

free of charge


Interlibrary service

Loans from JAMK's collection to libraries in Finland

9 €/item

Loans from JAMK’s collection to JAMK students

5 €/item

Loans from JAMK’s collection to abroad

25 €/item

Photocopies / articles

6 €/item

The fees for interlibrary loans and photocopies ordered to JAMK Library are based on the service fees set by the sending library.

 

 
More information on library service fees

Tapani Lehtonen, Librarian

Page last modified: 26.8.2020

Interlibrary services

Interlibrary service for JAMK students

Do you need material from our collections, but you live on the other side of the country? Contact your local library. They will make an interlibrary loan request to us and we will send the material to them.

Your local library will borrow the material for you and you will return it to them by the due date. Your local library can also renew the material if needed, if there are no holds on the material. You will return the material to your local library by the due date and they will send it back to us.

Remember to mention that you are a JAMK student. Interlibrary loans for JAMK students are 5 euros per item.

You can also request an interlibrary loan via JAMK’s interlibrary service if you cannot find a book or other publication you want from JAMK Library or other libraries in the area, such as Jyväskylä University Library or Keski Libraries.

There is usually a fee on interlibrary loans from other libraries. The library that sends the interlibrary loan will determine the fee, the loan periods and other terms. As a customer you will commit to these terms and expenses caused by neglect.

You will get an e-mail notice when your interlibrary loan can be picked up from the library.

Order an interlibrary loan here

Contact information

JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Main Library
Interlibrary Service
kirjasto.kaukopalvelu(a)jamk.fi

Interlibrary service for other libraries

JAMK Library’s interlibrary service sends material from its collections for loan to other libraries and information services. You can make a request either via the interlibrary loan request form or by sending an e-mail to kirjasto.kaukopalvelu(a)jamk.fi.

Reference library material, videos, films and journals cannot be borrowed via interlibrary service. Textbooks/course books can be borrowed via interlibrary service only for JAMK students. Libraries can renew their interlibrary loans via their National Repository Library accounts.

For domestic interlibrary loans we charge 9 euros per item. For foreign interlibrary loans we charge 25 euros per item. Photocopies are 6 euros per article. Interlibrary service for JAMK students is 5 euros per item.

Interlibrary loans return address

JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Main Library
Interlibrary Service
PL 207
40101 Jyväskylä